We are at the stage of the Xfinity Series season where we need to start having s serious talk about the playoffs. There are just 4 races left in the regular season and there are very few spots left up for grabs. There are some rather obvious favorites emerging who we believe could win it all, but down near the cut line, there are a couple of drivers who will not feel entirely safe with so many points still up for grabs. We can talk about potential champions once we get to the playoffs, but for now, we need to focus on the next race up, which is the Wawa 250. This one will go on Friday night in Daytona, so we are expecting a fun one here. Let’s now take a look at the current favorites along with their NASCAR Xfinity Series Odds for this race.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Betting Preview for the 2022 Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola Race
Ty Gibbs (+175)
While much of the attention is focus on the cut line ahead of the playoffs, there is still the business of deciding who will end up as the regular season champion. The projected playoff standings see Ty Gibbs as the one most likely to land on top, which would certainly be fitting given that he has the most wins (5) of any driver to this point in the season. He has, though, been a little up and down of late, following up a win with a 27th place finish on the road course at Watkins Glen last weekend. He did not take part in this race last season, but he did win at Daytona on the road course. Whether that translates to success here remains to be seen.
Justin Allgaier (+300)
Allgaier has been one of the most consistent drivers in the Xfinity Series since 2009, never finishing worse than 7th overall in that time. If there is a knock on him, though, it’s that he has failed to carry that success over into the playoffs. This is a driver that is long overdue for a championship, and he is very much in the running again this season. Allgaier finished 5th in Daytona earlier this season, and you would expect him to be among the leaders again this Friday night.
Noah Gragson (+350)
Gragson is another driver that looks ready to take a serious run at winning it all this season, as he is up among the leaders in terms of wins with 3 on the year. He has finished in the top 5 in 3 of the last 4 races, which includes a win in that mix. In each of the 4 seasons that he has been in the Xfinity Series, he has improved over the previous year, and with a 3rd place overall finish in 2021, his trajectory would suggest that a championship might be in his near future. He finished 3rd at Daytona earlier this season, so look out for him to challenge this weekend.
AJ Allmendinger (+500)
Racing is very much a young man’s game, and while Allmendinger is not what you would consider ancient at 40 years of age, he is still at a point where you have to wonder how many more good years he has left in him at this level. He made it to 4th overall in his first full season in the Xfinity Series last year and is once again very much in the conversation this time around. He has ran 2nd in each of his last 2 runs at Daytona and I think he might get the win on Friday.